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Todd Gurley Suspended Indefinitely
by TD Staff Reporter
October 9, 20145 Comments
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Update: Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely while the University of Georgia investigates whether he signed dozens of pieces of memorabilia in exchange for cash. Per SI.com
quote:Original Article: According to ESPN, Georgia Bulldogs RB Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely pending an investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules. The school announced the news on Thursday.
SI.com has learned that a person confirmed to Georgia’s compliance office this week that he paid Gurley $400 to sign 80 items on campus in Athens, Ga., one day this past spring. The person claimed to have a photo and video of Gurley signing the items, but neither the photo nor the video showed money changing hands. NCAA rules require schools to immediately declare a player ineligible if they discover a violation has been committed. Schools may then apply for the player’s reinstatement. Reached by text message on Thursday afternoon, Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity declined comment.
"I'm obviously very disappointed," Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri."
Gurley, one of the favorites for the Heisman Trophy, was leading the SEC with 773 rushing yards and had scored eight touchdowns in the first five games for the No. 13 Bulldogs.
Filed Under: SEC Football